Epidemiology of Adult Uveitis in a Northern Ireland Tertiary Referral Centre

C. F. Gray, S. Quill, M. Compton, C. E. McAvoy, M. A. Williams*

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Abstract

Uveitis is inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, called the uveal tract. It can be classified by anatomic location of the focus of inflammation inside the eye: Intermediate, posterior or pan-uveitis. These types are less common than anterior uveitis (iritis), but more often have underlying aetiologies that require identification. Some aetiologies are infective, while others require systemic immunosuppression. Underlying aetiologies vary in different regions in the world, and so local data is important to guide clinicians. This study describes the aetiology of 255 cases of intermediate, posterior and panuveitis in adults. The most common non-infectious causes, after idiopathic, were sarcoid, Birdshot chorioretinopathy, demyelination-related and Behçet’s, whereas toxoplasmosis and herpes simplex and zoster related retinitis were the common infectious causes. Neither age nor sex of the patient were related to aetiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-173
Number of pages4
JournalUlster Medical Journal
Volume88
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2019

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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